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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I have a PS4. What games do I *need* to experience? on: November 03, 2015, 11:30:28 PM
Bloodborne if you like the Souls games at all. It's probably my favorite in that style, though I understand the complaints that it lacks character build variety when compared to the Souls games proper.

Last of Us if you never played it on PS3.

Helldivers is a great co-op game, but kind of meh solo. I'm not sure what the online community is like these days, so I'd say grab it if you have a friend to play with online or locally on the couch.

Resogun is a very good arcade style game, especially with all the DLC (most of which I think was free)

I liked Infamous:SS a fair bit, it was great for a launch window title, still very nice looking too.

And while I agree Rocket League is amazing and is going to be on numerous GotY lists, it is also out on PC. It sounds like you haven't played it though, so you should correct that either way.

Also there's MLB: The Show if you like baseball.
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/30/15 Halloween Edition on: November 02, 2015, 03:38:12 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on November 02, 2015, 01:51:53 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 02, 2015, 01:15:48 PM

Played Battleborn Closed Technical Test and I'm impressed so far.   Totally ignored Destiny this weekend and played Wasteland 2 Director's Cut, but I think I'll be putting Destiny on the back burner for the time being.    I'm actually looking forward to Fallout 4 next week

Hey SoulChilde, do you have favorable impressions for Wasteland on the XB1? I need a single player game to play when I'm offline come December vacation.

The console port of Divinity: Original Sin is supposed to be really good if you haven't played that. I think it's generally thought of as the better RPG of the two. I played it on the PC last year and it was great.
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/3) on: November 02, 2015, 03:31:33 PM
If the rumors of Black Ops having a 2nd full story zombie based campaign turn out to be true I might end up getting that.
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: November 01, 2015, 01:01:46 PM
The new Killing Joke album Pylon is metalish at times and is really quite good.  Their best since Pandemonium.
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/30/15 Halloween Edition on: October 31, 2015, 08:03:02 PM
Bit of Rocket League to unlock the Halloween items for my car.
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: October 15, 2015, 09:27:39 PM

Quote from: farley2k on October 15, 2015, 08:59:24 PM

Ratchet and Clank - the Movie.

I would prefer more games. 

Well there is one coming and it does look great
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU3sU2WMcPM
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not sure what to do with my MacBook Pro on: October 14, 2015, 10:23:00 PM

Quote from: Teggy on October 14, 2015, 07:34:56 PM

My early 2011 MacBook Pro is about to die. It might just be the hard drive, but I'm not sure. The problem is I looked up the current MacBook/Air/Pro roster and for the first time I'm not really happy about what I see. The number one problem is the disk space. The MacBooks and Airs top out at 512gb ssd - my current 4.5 year old machine has 750gb. Where do they expect people to put their music and video? If you want to get 1tb on a pro you are kicking in $500 extra. You can get a nice deal on a 13" non-retina with 1tb, but then you get aging hardware.

Not sure what to do - I might see if I can verify that my only problem is only the hard drive and then just swap it out myself and wait. This machine has treated me really well and the 6750m still plays a lot of games well so I don't have to play everything on my PC.

They expect you to stream it or store it in the cloud.
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's 10 AM on October 13, 2015. What's Your GOTY so far? on: October 13, 2015, 02:31:01 PM
The games in contention right now are Bloodborne, MGSV, Rocket League and Dying Light, with an honorable mention for Helldivers.

Witcher 3 doesn't make the cut because mechanically I find it infuriating at times. No Geralt I didn't want you to use Witcher sense I wanted you to parry that arrow, no Geralt dont keep running past the interact prompt, no Geralt don't inexplicably sheath your sword and try to fight these guys with your fists, wtf are you doing?  Then of course now that it's patched again I decide to sit down and just mainline the last few quests to finish it (I'm post Kaer Morhen) and the first mission I do I run into a bug where if you use Aard the final two enemies become invulnerable and you cant finish the quest, sooo... had to roll back 2 saves. The world and quest design is phenomenal, but man does the game still need a ton of mechanics/combat work.

129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XB1 or PS4? Best console for me plus kids on: October 05, 2015, 01:11:52 PM
XB1 has Forza for racing while PS4 has MLB: The Show for sports. Multi-plats tend to be slightly better on the PS4.  Kids games are essentially a wash, frankly better covered by WiiU. PS4 has more indie support though XB1 isn't as far behind now as they were, also on that front PS4 has more of those indie couch co-op games along the lines of Tower Fall. PS4 also has a bit more support for niche Japanese releases like Disgaea and JRPGs like the upcoming Persona 5. Also if you like the Souls games there is Bloodborne.  Street Fighter 5 will also be PC/PS4 only, so if you are into that series that is worth noting.
130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: October 04, 2015, 10:01:10 PM
One-Punch Man has started, it's the show to watch this season.  Manga is great, and this looks to be a great adaptation.

It's sort of a more deadpan and existential version of The Tick.

http://www.daisuki.net/anime/detail/ONEPUNCHMAN
http://www.hulu.com/onepunch-man
 
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/29) on: October 01, 2015, 01:39:44 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 30, 2015, 11:56:18 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on September 30, 2015, 06:01:23 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 30, 2015, 05:40:52 PM

In regards to what in particular?  Did you watch their Quick Look?

I did and the game looks like a disgrace.  Bad map design, bad changes to core mechanics, forced multiplayer that only slows down the core game, empty maps with simple bland graphics and a horrible framerate, numerous glitches from not carrying over settings, to falling through the world etc.  It's looks not only broken but fundamentally flawed in design.


The multiplayer looked to be optional, you could select single player levels.


Every time they completed a run it threw them back to a multiplayer lobby.  The one time they started the game as a private game to try and speed things up, soon as they did their first challenge run it threw them back into a public multiplayer lobby. The lack of quick retry is another bad thing, it looked to take way too long to restart.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/29) on: September 30, 2015, 06:01:23 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 30, 2015, 05:40:52 PM

In regards to what in particular?  Did you watch their Quick Look?

I did and the game looks like a disgrace.  Bad map design, bad changes to core mechanics, forced multiplayer that only slows down the core game, empty maps with simple bland graphics and a horrible framerate, numerous glitches from not carrying over settings, to falling through the world etc.  It's looks not only broken but fundamentally flawed in design.
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 9/25 edition on: September 27, 2015, 01:58:12 PM
Was hoping to check out the Rainbow Six beta but I'm out of town and probably won't be back before it ends.  Also missing out on double bounties in Duablo frown
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/22) on: September 21, 2015, 02:09:22 PM
Soma looks pretty interesting. I'll wait for reviews though.
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: September 20, 2015, 01:01:21 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on September 20, 2015, 04:37:42 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on September 19, 2015, 04:05:19 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on September 19, 2015, 03:36:15 PM

I'd be curious what you love about it as I've owned them all but have a hard time actually playing any of them for any length of time before giving up. And I still have Ground Zeroes. Un-played.  icon_frown

Was trying to find a YouTube review of it I'd seen from someone who was less than impressed but I wasn't logged in so have no history to back through. He got very worked up, might have had an accent and was constantly ringing a bell (like the kind you'd have on a service desk - ding! ding!) whenever he made a 'point'. What I remember was the 'open world' aspect of it wasn't really all that open (roads only?) and the AI was supposed to be bad. Anyone know whom that might be?

I don't know why you'd focus on some Youtuber when the game is critically acclaimed from essentially every gaming site out there...

Anyhoo, as to your questions.  Afghanistan is sort of funneled into roads and canyons, but you can still basically go anywhere in it as you see fit, Africa on the other hand does have wide open plains so that complaint (which I think is rather unfounded really) is addressed in the second zone.  As to the AI it can be dumb, but does a reasonable job, it investigates when your noisy or sees something, checks last known positions, shoots down fultons, and wakes up sleeping soldiers.  Yeah you can make it do some dumb stuff if you try but like, what game can't you do that in?

Graphically the game looks great, and runs at a solid 60fps on consoles.

Gameplay it really shines.  The controls, specifically in shooter mode which I'm using, make a lot of sense.  So that's one way it's been improved over previous games.  The other thing is it is very much a stealth/combat sandbox whereas I feel the previous games (and frankly most stealth games) got a little too puzzley.  This does not suffer from that problem, you don't feel like you are trying to solve a puzzle, and more that you are coming up with a strategy.  You can go loud or quiet, and the game gives you numerous tools for either approach.  You have sleep grenades, decoys, stun grenades, mines, emp mines, sleep mines, anti-vehicular mines, c4, silenced weapons, stun weapons, a vast array of guns from pistols to assault rifles, to sniper rifles to grenade and rocket launchers and machine guns, to eventually being able to fully customize and build your own guns from parts of others.  You get to choose the time of day or night and the general approach you take to infiltrating a base, you can even call in air strikes or helicopter overwatch.

Then there is the extra strategy layer of managing your base, research, and sending teams on combat missions.

Thanks for that, helps with deciding on going in on yet-another MGS game or not.  icon_wink

And I wasn't "focusing" on any one in particular, just would like to go back and hear his rant again now that I've been off in happy review land for awhile. Got the impression he had a whole string of reviews with this little bell so thought maybe someone could point me in the right direction. No big.

Question, will going through Ground Zeroes actually give me a good idea as to what Phantom Pain will be like?

GZ should give you an ok idea as the controls and core of the game are the same, just note that it is missing a lot of the tools from the main game as well as things like the  buddy system and Fulton.  I think it was a bit harder to go loud in GZ too.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: September 19, 2015, 04:42:45 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on September 19, 2015, 04:26:54 PM

Is there a way to review messages that are sent to you?  I miss many things while I'm trying to sneak up on a base and would like to go back and review what was sent.

Great game, fun times.

There's a log in the iDroid
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: September 19, 2015, 04:05:19 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on September 19, 2015, 03:36:15 PM

I'd be curious what you love about it as I've owned them all but have a hard time actually playing any of them for any length of time before giving up. And I still have Ground Zeroes. Un-played.  icon_frown

Was trying to find a YouTube review of it I'd seen from someone who was less than impressed but I wasn't logged in so have no history to back through. He got very worked up, might have had an accent and was constantly ringing a bell (like the kind you'd have on a service desk - ding! ding!) whenever he made a 'point'. What I remember was the 'open world' aspect of it wasn't really all that open (roads only?) and the AI was supposed to be bad. Anyone know whom that might be?

I don't know why you'd focus on some Youtuber when the game is critically acclaimed from essentially every gaming site out there...

Anyhoo, as to your questions.  Afghanistan is sort of funneled into roads and canyons, but you can still basically go anywhere in it as you see fit, Africa on the other hand does have wide open plains so that complaint (which I think is rather unfounded really) is addressed in the second zone.  As to the AI it can be dumb, but does a reasonable job, it investigates when your noisy or sees something, checks last known positions, shoots down fultons, and wakes up sleeping soldiers.  Yeah you can make it do some dumb stuff if you try but like, what game can't you do that in?

Graphically the game looks great, and runs at a solid 60fps on consoles.

Gameplay it really shines.  The controls, specifically in shooter mode which I'm using, make a lot of sense.  So that's one way it's been improved over previous games.  The other thing is it is very much a stealth/combat sandbox whereas I feel the previous games (and frankly most stealth games) got a little too puzzley.  This does not suffer from that problem, you don't feel like you are trying to solve a puzzle, and more that you are coming up with a strategy.  You can go loud or quiet, and the game gives you numerous tools for either approach.  You have sleep grenades, decoys, stun grenades, mines, emp mines, sleep mines, anti-vehicular mines, c4, silenced weapons, stun weapons, a vast array of guns from pistols to assault rifles, to sniper rifles to grenade and rocket launchers and machine guns, to eventually being able to fully customize and build your own guns from parts of others.  You get to choose the time of day or night and the general approach you take to infiltrating a base, you can even call in air strikes or helicopter overwatch.

Then there is the extra strategy layer of managing your base, research, and sending teams on combat missions.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 9/18 edition on: September 18, 2015, 11:23:52 PM
I should finish MGSV this weekend, on Chapter 2 now (which is sort of post game), well until MGO hits early October as that looks to be a very cool multiplayer mode. 

Also will probably waste some time in Diablo.
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: September 18, 2015, 10:37:37 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 18, 2015, 09:41:04 PM

So, I've been really curious about this one since I love open world games and such, but I never cared for Metal Gear Solid in the past.  I'm trying Ground Zeroes again and getting a bit further in it with a different control scheme, but I find I'm dying a lot and the mission is taking me a long time.

Does the full game explain mechanics, options and such better than Ground Zeroes at all, or is it all pretty obtuse and learning from failing and retrying?  It feels like if I get spotted I might as well die and restart from a checkpoint, but that gets really old really quickly.

Oh, and there's a 25% off coupon for GMG, which is why I'm considering it, heh.  METALG-SOLIDV-25PERC

There's really no reason to be restarting checkpoints in Phantom Pain unless you are obsessed with getting a perfect stealth rating.  There are numerous loud options if you want to go that path.

Some of the stuff might be explained better but check this should help


https://www.reddit.com/r/metalgearsolid/comments/2g1zww/a_complete_guide_to_cqc_techniques_and_knockout/

Specifically watch the video to better understand CQC

Also I too do not like the other MGS games, but I love Phantom Pain.
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: September 17, 2015, 11:45:16 AM
Breakdown of Metal Gear Online
http://youtu.be/20aMKCGVVMo
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 09/11 Patriotic Edition on: September 14, 2015, 05:42:12 PM
In a lot of ways MGSV is more like a crazier and better Far Cry than an old Metal Gear game.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 09/11 Patriotic Edition on: September 14, 2015, 02:59:52 PM
So have folks finished Metal Gear or are they just not playing it around here?  I'm a little surprised at its lack of showing in these threads considering the quality and nature of the gameplay.
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 09/11 Patriotic Edition on: September 13, 2015, 12:11:54 PM
Still playing MGSV.  Recently built a custom tranq sniper rifle with a suppressor, it's pretty awesome.
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: September 08, 2015, 08:02:02 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on September 08, 2015, 07:46:45 PM

If this were a new franchise, or a stand-alone story within the existing franchise, it looks like something I'd be all over.  I like open world games, stealth games, and base building / resource management games, so everything about this would be right up my alley.

Metal Gear Solid lore, however, seems completely impenetrable to half the people who've played the games, much less those of us who haven't.  I got Ground Zeroes free from PSN earlier in the year, so maybe I'll give that a shot and see if the mechanics are strong enough to hold my interest in the absence of a story I would comprehend.

-Autistic Angel

I think it totally is.  I'm only vaguely aware of the overarching story and characters as I've never really got into the series before.  Ground Zeroes will give you a decent idea,  though you have a fraction of the tools and the GZ map constitutes what would be but one of the several bases in The Phantom Pain's open world.
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: September 08, 2015, 07:03:49 PM
It's pretty great, possibly the best tactical/stealth game to date.  Gives you lots of tools to handle objectives in multiple ways, and you only get cooler toys as the game goes on.  You can go guns blazing as well if that suits you more.  It's also like 90% real gameplay, which seems a bit atypical for this series but a change I at least appreciate.

Just finally unlocked Quiet for missions, though I was pretty fond of D.Dog, and started taking missions on in Africa.

The only thing I'm not fond of is Mother Base is kind of a pain to get around, though the fast travel (Snake in a box on the loading docks) helps a bit there.

This is a pretty funny look at the game, some spoilers though (boss fights, and characters from other games that show up)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkNaUiaGRxw
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: September 06, 2015, 04:57:50 PM
The tanker was carrying mostly water along with breast milk.  Also they weren't hurting for resources like in Road Warrior, they've established a sustainable ecosystem between Gastown, the Bullet Farm, and the Citadel.  The Citadel provides food and water, while Gastown fuel, and the bullet farm weapons for defense from bandits.
147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: September 05, 2015, 07:44:37 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on September 05, 2015, 06:49:02 PM

Quote from: Lee on September 05, 2015, 06:11:00 AM

Wow, what a horrible movie. Way too Hollywood. Corny, painful script. At least the Road Warrior was fun action, this was drawn out silliness.

The bolded statement makes ZERO sense to me. This movie was so NOT Hollywood I can't even imagine why you thought it was.

Yeah it's sort of the antithesis of current day Hollywood, the movie was all show and almost no tell, and every other movie is just loaded with exposition over explaining everything.  Also from a production standpoint the high use of practical effects is also very atypical in this day and age.

For what it's worth the International Federation of Film Critics just named this the best film of 2015 (they judge July to July, yeah I know the time period is odd)
http://blogs.indiewire.com/criticwire/mad-max-fury-road-wins-fipresci-grand-prix-20150901

Previous years winners were Boyhood, La vie d'Adele, Amour, and Des hommes et des dieux, so you know lot of Hollywood stuff  ninja
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 9/4/15 - US Labor Day Edition on: September 04, 2015, 06:54:31 PM
Metal Gear and Diablo.
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - (late) 8/28 edition on: August 31, 2015, 06:49:22 PM
Mostly Diablo 3.  Got my season 4 to 70 and all season quests completed with the exception of a unique item for every equipment slot.  Hopefully get that done this week to unlock the D3 pet.
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 30, 2015, 04:12:04 AM

Quote from: Lee on August 30, 2015, 03:32:53 AM

So if you only ever play single player, there is no reason to play a seasonal character is there?

Do you want the pet or transmogs for armor?
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: CliffyB's new shooter is LawBreakers on: August 28, 2015, 01:24:50 PM
Gameplay trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ4S5G4nsUI

Looks like Overwatch (and a few others)
Mobility looks interesting.
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: August 24, 2015, 09:30:13 PM
I'm kind of interested in this one despite not liking the previous MGS games.  Ground Zeroes had good mechanics, and this in a big open world sounds good.  I hear it's less crazy with the cutscenes too.
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: August 22, 2015, 09:20:00 PM
This seems decent, but I'm not a CoD guy. Has some Titan Fall movement now.  This beta is probably all the CoD I need though.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: August 22, 2015, 03:21:47 PM

Quote from: naednek on August 22, 2015, 01:37:43 PM

Quote from: pingwrx on August 22, 2015, 08:24:07 AM

Just had a message pop up on my PS4 Black Ops III beta is now open for everyone on the PS4 this weekend.

Seriously?  And I just won a contest for the beta Tongue  I never win contests, and I finally did, and it's not special Tongue  LOL

Anyways, man the game is laggy.

Haven't noticed much lag personally.
155  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PS4 Rocket League night? on: August 19, 2015, 02:44:30 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on August 19, 2015, 01:37:29 PM

Is Rocket League free? I've heard great things but wasn't sure I wanted to pay for something that I probably wouldn't have time to play much (plus, any time I turn on the PS4 my hands won't let me turn anything on other than the Witcher).
It was one of the July PS Plus games.  I believe it now costs money if you didn't grab it then.
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 18, 2015, 12:55:37 PM
I don't know why they don't just allow console control options to the PC.
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mr. Robot on: August 18, 2015, 12:21:55 AM
Ok I'll add a description since I left it out of my first post.

Show follows a genius hacker, Eliot, who suffers from mental illness as he gets entangled with a conspiracy to overthrow one of the worlds largest and most influential companies.  Presented primarily through the lens where we the viewer are a product of Eliot's delusion.  The handling of hacking is probably also some of the most realistic ever to grace television. 

The cinematography and soundtrack are top notch, and the acting is fantastic.

Don't be fooled by this being on USA, it's right up there with the AMC/HBO shows.
158  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PS4 Rocket League night? on: August 17, 2015, 09:38:53 PM

Quote from: Teggy on August 17, 2015, 08:43:17 PM

Would anyone be interested in trying to set up a PS4 Rocket League night?  It was free so I assume a lot of people have it.

Sure I'll play.
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Mr. Robot on: August 15, 2015, 03:14:57 PM
This has been the best show of the summer and in the running for best of the year.

You can get caught up off the USA website (or roku app etc) where they have all the episodes to stream if you have a cable subscription with a supported provider.

http://www.usanetwork.com/mrrobot/episodes?season=1
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rise of Tomb Raider on: August 11, 2015, 10:42:45 PM

Quote from: Turtle on August 11, 2015, 10:11:09 PM



Besides, it's something to play while waiting for Uncharted 4, assuming they have it come out on PS4 at some point before UC4 does.

Uncharted is Spring 2016 and TR is Fall 2016 on PS4,  so no.
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